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Undelivered CPC vehicles: Parliament to seek Attorney general’s advise

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | The Clerk to Parliament Jane Kibirige says that Parliament will seek advice of the Attorney General William Byaruhanga on the undelivered vehicles for the recently concluded Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference (CPC). Uganda Radio Network-URN learnt that 12 vehicles including Executive Commuter Vans, Mini Buses and Executive …

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MPs agree to name parliament institute after speaker Kadaga

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  Parliament has unanimously agreed to name the Institute for Parliamentary studies after the Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Alitwala Kadaga.  On 29th May 2019 during the debate on the Institute of Parliamentary studies bill 2019 tabled by Cecilia Ogwal, the Dokolo Woman MP, Parliament passed a …

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Controversy over renaming parliament institute after speaker Kadaga

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  Parliament is divided over the proposal to name the Institute of Parliamentary Studies after the Speaker, Rebecca Alitwala Kadaga. In a plenary session on Tuesday evening chaired by Kadaga, the Legal and Parliamentary Affairs committee advised that the bill be passed without renaming the bill, …

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HEALTH: Why NSSF wants raise from 15% to 17%

➡ #NSSF Propsals on #NationalHealthInsuranceBill2019 ✳ Employers extra 1% contribution for health ✳ Employees extra 1% for health ✳ Total contributions move from 15% to 17% ✳ Money to build, stock & equip Health Centres ✳ New 1% charge on minimum wage of shs130,000 Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | …

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Uganda- Rwanda tensions overshadow debate on EAC integration

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  Members of Parliament have expressed disappointment over the failure to resolve the Uganda-Rwanda tensions. During plenary on Thursday, Maganda Julius Wandera, the Minister of State for East African Community Affairs who was presenting a statement on the 20 years of East African Integration was overruled …

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Kadaga to executive: Stop undermining parliament

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  The Speaker of Parliament, Rebecca Kadaga has cautioned the Government Chief Whip, Ruth Nankabirwa and the Executive against undermining the powers and role of the legislature. Kadaga says that she is concerned that while political parties have the right to caucus and make decisions on …

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Sudan rebels insist new parliament be formed only after peace deal

Khartoum, Sudan | AFP | Sudanese rebel groups engaged in peace talks with Khartoum insisted Wednesday that the country’s new parliament be formed only after an agreement is reached to end long-running conflicts in three border regions. A power-sharing deal signed on August 17 between protest leaders and the generals …

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Parliament to set up an electronic petitioning system

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Parliament plans to set up an electronic system that will allow members of the public who are unable to deliver their petitions physically in Kampala or through legislators to do so electronically. The plan is among the 25 targets Parliament has set for the …

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Parliament resolves to honour star athletes Cheptegei, Nakaayi

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Parliament has resolved to honour gold medalists, Joshua Cheptegei and Halimah Nakaayi for flying the Uganda flag high at the recent Doha IAAF World Athletics Championships. In October Cheptegei won the men’s 10,000 metres race, while Nakaayi picked gold in the women’s 800 metres …

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Parliament condemns brutality against Makerere University students

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Parliament has passed a motion condemning the recent brutality by security officers against Makerere University students protesting the 15 percent cumulative tuition increment. This followed a motion tabled by the Igara West MP, Raphael Magyezi. He urged parliament to make a statement condemning acts of …

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